Halloween make-up for black skin?
October 30, 2011 12:00 PM Subscribe
My African-American son has darkish brown skin, say, like Eddie Murphy or Will Smith. For Halloween, he wants to be a dead soccer player, not exactly a zombie, though. How do I do this?
posted by bluedaisy to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total)
Here are my make-up supplies:
Black cream make-up (of the Halloween variety)
Fake blood make-up (again, Halloween)
Light foundation in light beige
Light beige concealer
Brown eyeliner (and maybe black)
Old pressed powder in a very light shade of beige
Kids' washable paint in yellow, green, red, orange, blue, and purple
Last week his (white) friend was a dead soccer player for a costume party, and his dad had used watercolors to paint a throat wound and forehead wound and dark circles under his eyes. So my son might have that in mind.
I can do my own regular make-up, but how do I accomplish a dead/injured look for my son with the make-up I have? We have one party this afternoon, but really it's for trick-or-treating tomorrow night that we'll go all out.
General ideas or specific application tips are welcome.
Bonus question: he's wearing a shredded white soccer jersey as his main costume. How/where should we apply blood to the jersey? I was also thinking we'd take an old soccer ball and put some fake blood (perhaps with a red sharpie?) on that. Any other ideas for his costume besides regular soccer clothes?